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JK Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon
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Autobiography & Biography
Publication Date
06 October 2011
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JK Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon

An Unauthorised Biography
by Lindsey Fraser - Find out more about the author


Joanne Rowling was once a would-be published author like many others – committed and determined. Now J K Rowling is at the heart of a global phenomenon, wealthier, and more influential and successful than she could possibly have imagined. The Harry Potter novels changed her life, and the landscape of writing, publishing and bookselling for children forever.

This unauthorised biography follows the transformation of a lonely single mother into a powerful inspirational businesswoman. J K Rowling's story is one of talent, hard work, self-belief and the transforming power of the imagination.

From a remarkable insider perspective Lindsey Fraser tells the amazing tale that began one day one day on a train, when Rowling had forgotten to pack a pen …

Lindsey Fraser co-founded the successful literary Fraser Ross Associates, following careers in bookselling and readership development. It was late in the 90s while she was Executive Director of Scottish Book Trust that she was introduced to new Edinburgh-based author J K Rowling. She wrote the first review of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone which appeared in The Scotsman. Lindsey has been a children's book reviewer for a number of national newspapers and judged several book awards including The Smarties Prize, The Guardian's Children's Book Award and the Whitbread Award. She has edited three anthologies of short stories for young people.